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Planes, Fire and Rescue: Disney Does It Again! Well, Sort Of.

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Seated amidst an audience of mini people, I wondered what I was doing at this screening. When I put on my 3D glasses and sat back to munch my popcorn,...

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

Cindy Lovell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

On June 18, 2014 the American Film Institute offered audiences the opportunity to become familiar with the truth when its five-day documentary festival in Washington D.C. opened with an instant classic.

Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned From Huckleberry Finn and Hal Holbrook

Cindy Lovell | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

I've been rereading Huckleberry Finn since I discovered it as the sequel to Tom Sawyer back in junior high school, getting more out of it with each encounter. Hearing Hal Holbrook last Friday inspired me to share a few keepers.

First Nighter: Lanford Wilson's Outstanding Mound Builders Flattened in Jo Bonney's Signature Revival

David Finkle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The least painful way to comment on it is to say that, as directed by Jo Bonney -- working below her usual caliber -- it does very little to recapture Wilson's memorable achievement.

Fracking Causes Friction in Promised Land

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Directed by Gus Van Sant in the tradition of The China Syndrome and Silkwood, Promised Land uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.

Movie Review: A Promised Land Delivers

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Matt Damon co-wrote and co-produced A Promised Land, a film about the evils of fracking. This has a boring ring to it. But it is not. Matt Damon fi...

Movie Review: Promised Land

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I wanted to like Promised Land and certainly agree with its politics. So why did it feel like a preaching-to-the-converted letdown?

AFI Fest Review: Lincoln

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Lincoln's major achievement is the creation of the grand world in which Lincoln exists in balance with the quiet, tender internal struggle he endured. The films confronts issues of freedom we debate to this day.

Hal Holbrook in Hannibal and Hartford: Mark Twain Comes Home

Cindy Lovell | Posted 01.05.2013 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

Hal Holbrook's career is a perpetual work in progress of multiple projects and sometimes surprising roles sandwiched around the singular role that has come to define him: Mark Twain.

A 'Lost' Reunion On 'Persion Of Interest'

Posted 10.14.2012 | TV

It's a "Lost" reunion! Mark Pellegrino, who played Jacob on the ABC drama, is heading to "Person of Interest," which stars fellow "Lost" alum Michael ...

What's Your Ideal Place to Grow Old?

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 09.13.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

What is your ideal place to grow old, and will you be part of its evolution?

Q&A With Jessica Sherr, Star of
Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies

Joshua Kors | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Joshua Kors

Jessica Sherr has been playing the raven-haired 1940s cinema icon Bette Davis for two years. Sherr sat down with me to discuss how an off-hand comment about her bright green eyes sparked a burgeoning career.

"Wall Street Shuffle": An Uplifting Playlist for the Highs and Lows

David Wild | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

These are strange times -- on Wall Street and off. One minute you're up, the next you're feeling Standard & Poor's. Here are some songs to help us all through life's highs and lows -- and keep us all out of the emotional abyss.

Hal Holbrook Honored at Actors Benefit

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Hal Holbrook was honored with the Julie Harris Award at the Actor's Fund 15th Annual Tony Award Viewing Party in Los Angeles on June 12.

Redford Honored at AARP Movie Awards for Grownup Films

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Robert Redford looked a bit weather-beaten, but still magnificent, at the AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Award Gala.

COMEDY: Is Stand-Up The Reality TV Of Broadway?

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Passing off stand-up comedy as a Broadway show, intentionally or not, does nothing but confuse the terminology of theatrical standards, whatever those might be.

The Graduate Turns 73: Dustin Hoffman's Top Ten Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If you hear some young, unschooled person say, "Oh, Dustin Hoffman, he played Ben Stiller's kooky dad", point them towards the other memorable characters that more accurately reflect this performer's invaluable contribution to film.

Holbrook Shines In Sun Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

You have heard it said a thousand times that such and such got better with age. Well in the case of the 84 year old Hal Holbrook in the new film, That Evening Sun it is true.

American Primitive: The "Why" Behind a Movement (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

American Primitive is the "why" that drove early activists like Harvey Milk and the Stonewall demonstrators to demand equality.

Hal Holbrook: Oscar Nominee Back In The Spotlight

USA Today | William Keck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If there were ever a time for Hal Holbrook to be whistlin' Dixie, it is now. The veteran actor, who turns 83 this month, is enjoying his first Oscar ...